Swimming Pool UV Sanitizers
Ultraviolet (UV-C) pool sanitizers utilize high intensity, germicidal UV-C ray to sanitize the passing pool water.
The germicidal UV-C ray destroys water-borne pathogens including algae, bacteria, viruses, cysts and protozoa.
There is increase popularity in using Ultraviolet light as secondary water disinfection for pool and spas. Advantages of Ultraviolet (UV-C) light is ease of use, reduced chemical consumption, health advantages and environmentally friendly benefits. Ultraviolet (UV-C) light also help to improve water and air quality in aquatic facilities.
Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation, similar to radio waves, infrared radiation, X-rays and gamma-rays. Ultraviolet light falls in the range of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum between visible light and X-rays. The spectrum of UV light is subdivided into four main categories, UV-A, UV-B, UV-C and Vacuum UV. The wavelengths are from 380 nanometers to 10 nanometers. UV-C which is also known as germicidal light is between 280 and 100 nanometers.
UV sanitation systems reproduce UV radiation inside sterilization chambers via powerful lamps, which emit germicidal UV-C light that is used to disinfect pool and spa water. UV-C light cannot escape back into the swimming pool and is only effective on water that flows through the chamber. As a result, chlorine is still required as primary disinfection and sanitizers.